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All this warm weather, now in the Queen City, and cherry blossoms have me dreaming of lighter fabrics and brighter colors. There is something about change and new places and people that translates to wardrobes. I would like to switch out the contents of my closet for a get-up more like this. And remember the days when the weeks leading up to Easter were marked with the hunt for a perfect dress? I’m pretty sure this would do just fine.
There is something about a mirrored piece of furniture or accent piece that stops me in my tracks. The way it opens up a room and has the ability to highlight other design details in a space is unmatched. The reflective qualities add sparkle, shine, and depth to even the most masculine interiors.
| ana antunes‘ home |
| via pinterest |
| gramercy |
Happy Friday! Hope this finds you well on the way to fun adventures this weekend, or at least daydreams. I’m headed out on a secret weekend trip with some girlfriends, who knows where we will end up or what schemes will be unfold. Either way, surprise trips and fun friends are always a go in my book!
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All this back-and-forth, confused weather has me dreaming of warmer places and brighter colors. I personally could go without cold weather months all together. Shorter hemlines, ice cream, and sunscreen are just a few of my summer loves. And the Maldives only make the sun and sand more appealing. Any takers?
gold fairy dust | tory burch cactus wreath necklace | fibi & clo smoke cascade sandals | laura pearce ltd. bands | k.slademade color block clutch | butter london slapper | issa printed silk-satin kimono maxi dress | maldives
Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this day of love, I am sharing the wedding invitation that Jenna and I made for the Musgrave | Bruner wedding. The hand-written names add unique details and flourishes that type just cannot offer. The art of writing is one that I have always been drawn to (no, not intentional but I’m leaving that little nugget there for you) and long to perfect. Here is one place I was able to do that and am so pleased with the outcome!
I’ve been hiding behind yards and yards of chocolate brown dupioni silk for the past two weeks sewing and fitting bridesmaids dresses for a dear friend’s wedding in April. The only request was that we wear brown dresses, so beyond that the choice was wide opened on our end. The Meghan dress is the first one on the scene, fully lined and sleeveless with a ruffle neckline. Here are some of the details:
Calder Clark Designs is where it’s at. Calder is the most talented/fun/hip person I know. She creates be-a-utiful events in Charleston and anywhere you want her to go with impeccable taste and stellar design. Click on over and you can see the goodie-bags I created for the children’s table at a July wedding last year at the William Aiken House. And in true Calder fashion, it was also featured in the most recent issue of Southern Living Weddings magazine.
| heather forsythe photography via calder clark designs blog |
I walked into J.Crew yesterday (shouldn’t have done it, actually yes I definitely should have) and wanted to walk out with every single one of these items to wear this weekend. Billy, who I like to consider my very own personal shopper, just kept throwing pieces over the dressing room door and my heart kept melting. How is it that I can like very single item I try on in one store? I mean, surely something has to be flawed… or not. Ok, there was one thing. I have the hardest time finding pants that actually fit, especially the length. I loved loved loved the Minnie but met the phrase, “you don’t have the calves for those pants” when I walked out of the fitting room. Interesting. I was ok with this only because they were way too big and not too small. It’s not often you hear a phrase like that.
| turtle earrings |